Category Archives: What’s Going on in Kamloops

This is our NEWS section where we relay the pertinent information about upcoming events to you – just in case you aren’t reading the event calendar;)

Public Skating Fall 2011 / Winter 2012

The schedule for the ice rinks is posted here:

http://www.kamloops.ca/facilities/pdfs/11-Arenas-FallSchedule.pdf

Ice Rink Location are here:

http://www.kamloops.ca/facilities/arenas-locations.shtml

 

Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Twongo: the power of team buying

Twongo: n. the best way to get great deals,

v. to describe the saving of money; I Twongo-ed ten dollars off my family’s meal at Taco Del Mar!

Just kidding!  But, yes; I wondered what the word meant, as well.  I’m so glad that I heard about Twongo.  I first was introduced by a massage therapist whom I greatly appreciate.  She mentioned it, as her business was getting on board to offer a great deal to Kamloops customers.  I signed up, got my free $5 and bought the max of her offered massage deals.  Then, I learned that I could get free money by sharing the program with my friends!  I totally did!  $5 a referral?!  I lucked out!

I have enjoyed many a great Twongo deal!  From massage to kid’s haircuts, waterslides to restaurant gift certificates, Twongo has it all.  Every day I am excited to see what kind of wonderful deal is waiting in my inbox.
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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Family Traditions: Pete Murray’s Corn Farm

In 2006, I had one child.  He was 18 months old.  We wanted to start family traditions and make lasting memories and had just learned about Pete Murray’s Corn Farm.

In the fall, they offer wagon rides, feeding the sheep and u-pick pumpkin patch trips, all for only $5!


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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Tranquille Farm U-Pick Pumpkin Patch

It’s that time of year.

Bundle up, pack up a snack and head out to the pumpkin patch!

Many Kamloops families start their October experience at Tranquille Farm, located at 3275 Tranquille Rd.  Call 250.376.9426 to book.

 

(photo credit Robyn S)

 Free tractor rides and farm wildlife to see!

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Stampin’ Good Time!: Dawnica Flatt,
Stampin’ Up Draw and Tutorials!

Dawnica Flatt, Stampin Up Demonstrator, writes this post.

I have been a Stampin’Up! Demonstrator for over 8 years now and have enjoyed every minute of it.

I am mostly a card maker but also really love making gifts and packaging to go along with the cards. I also love to teach classes on the many ideas that are out there and seeing other people’s creativity too! I’ve taught a wide variety of classes including children’s classes and will be starting to have Crafty Kids classes several times a month where children are invited to come learn to make pre-designed projects with all the materials provided. These projects will also be easy to duplicate at home. I will also be having several Christmas classes to help all the parents get ready for the upcoming gift giving season with a card class every month till December.

Here are some other Stampin’ opportunities I am eager to share with you.

OPEN STAMP NIGHT:
This will be every Thursday (Except the 3rd Thursday of the month). This is where you bring your own projects, and then my stamps, ink and tools are there for your use. It’s a great time to get thing done and meet others….these will start up in October and are FREE! This is a great chance to have some ‘you’ time and work on the many projects that often sit.

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY:
This will be the 2nd Tuesday of each month and I will highlight a technique and the many things to do with it or a stamping tool. Many techniques and tools are very versatile so it’s great to discover the many possibilities.

CRAFTY KIDS:
These classes will occur 1-2 times a month. It will be classes geared towards kids 4 & up and will include several projects that parent & Child can make together. All Materials will be provided. They will often be geared toward the upcoming holidays. Daytime classes can be arranged.   FIRST CLASS WILL BE OCTOBER 3rd 5:30-7pm COST: $15

CHRISTMAS IS COMING:
These will be my Christmas Card classes where we make 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs). There will be 1-2 of these classes each month starting in October so that you will all be ready for those Christmas mailouts. All Materials will be provided. FIRST CLASS WILL BE OCTOBER 4th 7-9pm. COST: $25

If you are interested in taking a class but can’t make the ones listed above, make sure to check out my events page on my website (www.dawnica.stampinup.net) for all my upcoming classes. Spots are limited so book in advance. I am also booking home workshops where you have a fun night out with Friends and earn Free Products as the hostess. Sign up for my newsletter to get all the updated class info.

To contact Dawnica, you can email dabsanddots@gmail.com or call 250-554-2381

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With this post, Dawnica is giving away a free stamp class (Value of $25), to one lucky winner!

Get an entry by telling me what your favorite type of craft is!  ie Paper crafts, play dough..

This draw will be open until October 13th after 10pm when I will draw a winner with random.org

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Here’s a quick Tutorial on how to make 2 different style pumpkins!

Pumpkin #1

  • Take 5 circles, here I used our 1 3/4 punch. Fold each in half.
  • Next glue two of the folded sides together…continue with each one.

  • Before attaching the first and last one together, insert a stem.

  • Then glue together. And done!

 

Pumpkin #2
Just layer 5 ovals and add a stem underneath.

These quick and easy crafts were done with Stampin’ Up punches.  If you want to borrow mine, just bring your paper and let me know you would like to come to my Open Stamp Night!!

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!